Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup at Alexandria Waterfront
Cleanup Event

May 22, 2021, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join Potomac Riverkeeper Network to work towards a mission of a Trash-Free Potomac! We will be hosting trash cleanup events in Alexandria every month from April- October 2021.

Alexandria Waterfront

Site Type



County: Alexandria City

State: Virginia

Zip: 22314

Nearest City: Alexandria

GPS Coordinates: 38.811127, -77.039241


Directions: From DC over Arlington Memorial Bridge:

On Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW, turn right on Arlington Memorial Bridge
0.5 miles

At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Arlington Blvd
400 ft

Take a slight left turn toward I-395, Reagon National Airport
0.4 miles

Keep left on George Washington Memorial Parkway
5.5 miles

Turn left onto Madison Street
0.4 miles

Watershed Middle Potomac
Sub Watershed Anacostia-Occoquan

Parking Capacity: 40

Restrooms are available.

This site is suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

Please park at the end of Madison street. There is ample parking available around the park. Parking is free on Sundays.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 50

Contact Info.



As a part of Potomac Riverkeeper Network's Trash-Free Potomac Campaign and Alice Ferguson Foundations Trash-Free Initiative, we are hosting River Cleanups in Alexandria and National Harbor from April until October! Join us to help us tackle the Potomac River's trash pollution!

Our Alexandria registration begins at 8:30 am at the foot of Madison St. in Oronoco Bay Park.

We need volunteers of all ages to help remove single-use plastics and trash washed along the bank of the river. Please be prepared and dress accordingly. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet and muddy. Please bring water (in your reusable water bottle, of course) and snacks. Parking is available at the end of Madison Street, and additional parking is available around the park.

We will provide gloves, bags, and trash pickers.

At registration, we will ask you to complete a safety waiver to participate in the event. Any minors participating must have a parent or legal guardian attend with them and sign their waiver.

***Update regarding Covid-19 and social distancing***

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be following safe social distancing practices at our river cleanup events. We are extending the registration time for our cleanups to be one hour long, starting 30 minutes before the scheduled event start time to prevent overcrowding at the registration table. Masks must be worn at the registration table. We will be taking steps to minimize contact throughout the event. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.